BrahMos WORLD INDIA MADHYA PRADESH BHOPAL SPORTS BUSINESS FUN FACTS ENTERTAINMENT LIFESTYLE TRAVEL ART & LITERATURE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY HEALTH EDUCATION DIASPORA WTN SPECIAL OPINION & INTERVIEW GOSSIP CORNER RECIPES DRINKS BIG MEMSAAB 2017 BUDGET 2017 FUNNY VIDEOS VIRAL ON WEB PICTURE STORIES Mahakal Ke Darshan
ABOUT US PRIVACY POLICY SITEMAP CONTACT US
logo
Breaking News


Turkey s top court rules release of 2 jailed journalists

Friday - January 12, 2018 7:10 am , Category : WORLD

Ankara Jan 12 (IANS) Turkey s Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that two jailed journalists be released saying their rights were violated when in custody.



Some Turkish lawyers and experts said the ruling could set a positive precedent for other journalists detained under state of emergency since July 2016.

Mehmet Altan and Sahin Alpay jailed for more than a year amid purges of media members following the failed coup attempt in July 2016 were accused of "links to terrorist groups" and "attempting to overthrow the government." They have denied all the charges Xinhua reported.

On Wednesday Turkish Journalist Association called on the government to free the 145 imprisoned journalists Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Many of the jailed reporters are charged with propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) or the networks of US-based Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of masterminding the 2016 coup attempt.

--IANS
qd/